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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Tributes" - Lyell Castonguay: Castonguay's woodblock prints invoke disparate influences including Japanese ukiyo-e, the naturalist works of Audubon and Buffon, and traditional Chinese brush paintings. "Birds make me happy. My pictures tell stories about their fascinating lives. After viewing my work, you will see why birds deserve our respect, admiration, and protection.". 7/14: Artist talk, 5 p.m. Through Sunday, July 28. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio 107.7 - Ongoing Educational Programming: Brattleboro Community Radio station WVEW is all about deepening understanding and making connections. This is a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world who talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connect them to our lives. 12 noon on Sundays. Brattleboro Community Radio. Information:

Celebrations and festivals

SAXTONS RIVER Main Street Arts - Great River Theater Festival: Mix of traditional, edgy, comic, dance, social satire, puppets, plus an opening Great Tent Event with a Bake Your Art Out dessert contest thrown into the mix. Musical: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and Loom Dance Ensemble's "What the Jellyfish Knows." Sandglass Theater "Tape Guy" rod puppet workshop, music by Christy Wendlandt and Brendon Thomas, Community Jam session, food for sale by Jamaican Jewelz. Gilbert & Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore". "Jellyfish," a tale of the natural world and the urgency of protecting the oceans. Moliere adaptation: "The Doctor and the Dowry" (Vermont Suitcase Company). Happenstance Theater. Fairy Tales and Fairy Houses workshop with Tracy Girdich; Teen Storytelling. Horowitz Performing Ctr. Some events happen at Main Street Arts. Varies. Vermont Academy, 10 Long Walk. Information: 802-869-2960,


DOVER Three Way Street: Featuring Kevin Parry, Lisa Brande, and Mark Trichka. 2 - 4 p.m. (Rain location: Next door in tent behind Dover Forge Restaurant). Free. West Dover Town Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,

PUTNEY Cantrip - 17th annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn series: High energy Scottish music bagpipes/fiddle/guitar trio. From the strong base of its Celtic roots, Cantrip branches out into the music of other European cultures. Weaving together songs and tunes, Dan Houghton, Jon Bews, and Eric McDonald take an audience on a cultural journey, putting their own spin on each style. Known for their innovative arrangements, un-produced sound and dry wit, Cantrip has toured throughout Scotland and the US, expanding the boundaries of Celtic music along the way. 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food available. Free (donations accepted). Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772,

MARLBORO Marlboro Opening Weekend: Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle, Op. 37. Rebecca Printz, mezzo-soprano; Ji Won Song & Abigail Fayette, violins; Sharon Wei, viola; Alessio Pianelli, cello; Lydia Brown, piano. Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49 Janos Palojtay, piano; Alina Kobialka, violin; Peter Wiley, cello. Beethoven: Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. Bixby Kennedy, clarinet; Marlene Ngalissamy, bassoon; Trevor Nuckols, horn; Alexi Kenney, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Christine J. Lee, cello; William Langlie-Miletich, double bass. 2:30 p.m. $15 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-257-4333,

GUILFORD Village Harmony Concert - Teen Ensemble II: Songs of struggle and community, American gospel and shape-note, Georgian and Corsican songs, original spiritual songs. Twenty-five teen singers from four states plus France are led by Heidi Wilson, Gideon Crevoshay, and Avery Book. Includes an eclectic mix of traditional and new songs from the Republic of Georgia, Sweden, Corsica, Sardinia, Appalachia, songs of struggle and resilience, and Wilson's original compositions. The ensemble will also sing songs from South America, learned from special guest teacher Sophya Ramirez, who hails from Colombia and lives in Ecuador. Each Village Harmony ensemble develops its own unique sound with a different team of leaders. 7:30 p.m. Sliding scale. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-2776.

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Farmers Market: Featuring an array of local farmers and artisans offering a variety of fresh produce, mushrooms, pastured meats, grass-fed dairy (including ice cream!), preserves, prepared foods, herbal remedies, body care products, as well as jewelry, cut flowers, pottery, handmade toys, clothing, shoes, and more. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, October 13. Putney Farmers Market, Green Mountain Orchards, 130 W. Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

PUTNEY Rich Holschuh "Walking with the Mountain" - Putney Mountain Association: Following Rich Holschuh's "Talking With The Mountain" presentation, he has offered to lead a walk on the land introducing Abenaki names for "all of our relations," the flora and fauna of the region, along with introducing an indigenous perspective on "being in place." Rich is a researcher of Indigenous culture and linguistics who serves on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs and as a spokesperson for the Elnu Abenaki Tribe. 10 a.m. - 12 noon (approx.) walk and talk. Meet at Putney Mountain the parking area. Putney Mountain. Information:


NEWFANE Green Burials (with Lunch!): Jim Holman and Ron Slabaugh of Green Burial Vermont discuss how to be buried without embalming and without a vault, in a cemetery or on private land. Buffet lunch will be served. This is part of a month-long series of events on death and dying. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. RSVP: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

GUILFORD Kopkind's 20th Anniversary Summer - Potluck and Movie Night: Bring a side dish, enjoy the company of writers, activists, artists, and other community members at a cookout, and see "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket." Baldwin, one of the most sensitive and daring writers of the 20th century, was born 95 years ago. His fiction, essays, speeches still call us to conscience. The film, told mainly in his beautiful voice, expresses the interrelation of color, class, and sex that shaped his "system of reality" - his understanding of freedom and its opposites - and challenges us to examine our own. After the screening, there will be a discussion with writer and activist Kenyon Farrow, named a Modern Black History Hero by Black Entertainment TV. 5:30 p.m. Free. Organ Barn, 158 Kopkind Rd. (off Packers Corner Rd.). Information: 802-254-4859,


BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: An uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria and danced around the World. 8 a.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Conscious Dance: We are a community of intentional beings who practice free-form dance for our individual and collective spiritual awareness, healing, growth, and insight. We collectively create a safe container for a talk-free, improvisational dance practice inspired by ecstatic dance and 5Rhythms. Children are welcome with adult accompaniment provided they are mindful of their impact on others in the space. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2nd, 4th, 5th Sun. of every month. $10. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information:,



July 2019